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Country legend Kris on his way to Waterfront

By Maureen Coleman

Country legend and movie star Kris Kristofferson is the latest act to confirm a concert at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast.

The singer and actor will play the Waterfront on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 in a fully-seated show.

The world-famous star will be playing all his old favourites as well as showcasing material from his latest album, This Old Road.

The Texan started his career as a janitor at Columbia Records and allegedly tried to win Johnny Cash's attention by landing a helicopter in his yard and giving him tapes to listen to.

After arriving at Nashville he began to receive armloads of acclaim and eventually became good friends with Cash.

Songs he penned include Me and Bobby McGee and Help Me Make It Through The Night.

He also pursued a successful movie career, starring in such notable films as Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore and A Star Is Born, opposite Barbara Streisand.

In 1985 Kristofferson was inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame.

In 2004 he was inducted into the Country Hall of Fame.

Speaking about This Old Road, Kristofferson said: "If I had to describe it in one word, I'd say it's honest.

"It's all pretty close to the bone, about my own personal journey. It's about what sense I've made of my life up to now."

Tickets to see Kris Kristofferson at the Waterfront Hall go on sale next Friday, October 19, priced £38 and £35.

Other acts lined up for the Waterfront Hall are Harry Connick Jnr, Amy Winehouse, Deacon Blue, Crowded House, 10CC, The Proclaimers and Beverley Knight.

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